SOURCE: Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge

April 03, 2012 06:00 ET

Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge Offers Eco-Friendly "Family Fun"

Boutique Hotel in the Dominican Republic Is an Ecological Wonder in an Undiscovered Oasis

BARAHONA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - Perched at the base of the Dominican Republic's southwestern Sierra Barahuco Mountains, Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge offers the opportunity for families to bond and forge milestone memories in a remote luxury, boutique hotel. The 12-room lodge is an ideal retreat for fun, adventurous and eco-friendly family travel in a breathtaking indigenous Caribbean setting.

Originally the weekend retreat of the Schiffino family, Casa Bonita prides itself on maintaining an authentic character that reflects the family-focus of manager Polibo Schiffino. There really is no other mountain retreat that so completely embodies the message, "Mi Casa es Su Casa."

With an undeniable rustic elegance, Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge is the perfect destination for families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. Situated between three peaks in the Dominican rainforest with views of the sea, the property offers trails for trekking and biking, an impressive zip-line course, glimpses into the region's wildlife, and the organic Tanama Eco Spa. Guests can also venture to the nearby Barahona, an authentic Dominican town on a stretch of pristine coastline, for beachside fun. Whether enticed by a relaxing massage or a thrilling adventure on the 1093-yard zip-line course, the lodge offers activities for travelers of all ages and experience levels.

Broods Bond over Family Fun

With summer vacation planning underway, take advantage of Casa Bonita's special offering of a 20% savings on its "Family Fun Adventure" package if booked by May 31, 2012 for travel between May 1 and October 31, 2012.

The four-day, three-night package includes:

  • Canopy Tour -Take a thrilling guided ride along zip-line cables extending between ten platforms.

  • Horseback Riding -Enjoy an exciting horseback ride through the awe-inspiring landscape.

  • Relaxing Massages - Parents take a break to enjoy a ritual infused thirty-minute massage in the Spa's jungle setting.

  • Cachote Village - Tour a culturally rich enclave perched in the cloud forest of the eastern Bahoruco Mountains.

  • Gourmet Picnic -Bond in a beachfront setting over a delectable picnic basket.

Rates are based on families of four, include three nights in a deluxe room and round-trip transfers from the airport in Santo Domingo. Regular rates start at $1,425. Casa Bonita is accessible from major airports. For further info visit www.casabonitadr.com or call (800) 961-5133.

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